Days 28 & 29 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

2 days, 2 dresses! Day 28: The Dress: A repeat from Day 8, this is my Joe Fresh dress again. This time I added a belt, just for a change. I like the way it likes fine both ways but I definitely like wearing it without a belt better. You know, comfort. And since it… Continue reading Days 28 & 29 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

Day 27 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

Today is one of those days on the West Coast when people make corny jokes like, "Summer's over. Hope you enjoyed all 2 days of it!" Don't worry - I make them too. It was either grey or raining all day which ruined my sandal plan. I'm getting a lot more wear out of my… Continue reading Day 27 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

Book Review – The World by Bill Gaston

Disclaimer: I've met Bill Gaston in real life and because he's a super nice person, it likely colours my review. That said, he is an award-winning Canadian writer so I'm not the only one being nice to him. After all that, I don't feel bad saying that I generally prefer his short stories to his… Continue reading Book Review – The World by Bill Gaston

Day 26 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

Repeat, repeat, repeat. I wore this dress back on Day 7 and here it is again with a different sweater. Earlier in the afternoon it was warm enough to wear on its own but by the time evening rolled around, so had the clouds. I had one of those crazy productive days that leave you… Continue reading Day 26 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

Day 24 – 30 Day Dress Challenge

I'm getting down to my last few dresses and most of them are edging into more formal territory so I have to get a bit creative if I'm going to wear them this week. For reference, this is the actual dress, as worn in last year's 30 Day Dress Challenge. That's me all dressed up… Continue reading Day 24 – 30 Day Dress Challenge

Day 23 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

It looked like today would be a lot sunnier when I got dressed. Since the sun never appeared, I threw on some tights as well. The Dress: This Billabong dress was a gift from a friend last spring. It's very summery, very beachy. I love the design on it - it's probably not something I… Continue reading Day 23 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

Summer Reading List 2014

Happy first day of summer! As you may recall, I am anti the so-called "beach read". Life's too short to read poorly written books. That said, last summer I attempted to tackle (again) Ulysses by James Joyce and failed (again). Partly because that honking great book was not the right choice to backpack through Europe… Continue reading Summer Reading List 2014

Day 20 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014

The Dress: This dress reminds me of a painting. I think that's my favourite thing about it. Also that it's silk and Calvin Klein but I bought it at a thrift store so I did not pay silk or Calvin Klein prices. This one was found in Victoria when we were there on Spring Break… Continue reading Day 20 – 30 Day Dress Challenge 2014